20 June 2021
World Refugee Day
Esperanto Por UN
Welcome to the web site for ‘Esperanto Por UN’, an Esperanto-language support organisation for the United Nations. Here you can find information on Esperanto and the United Nations. We work to support the United Nations and UNESCO, in partnership with the Universal Esperanto Association, an ECOSOC accredited organisation. We promote multilingualism in the UN and the use of the International Language Esperanto. We have teams of representatives in New York, Geneva, Vienna, and Paris, with additional collaborators across the world.
Important documents such as the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and similar seminal documents have appeared in Esperanto translation. Explore these and other documents in Esperanto translation.
WORLD FESTIVAL OF ESPERANTO 20 June – 20 September 2020: FINAL REPORT; the UN sends greetings to the World Festival of Esperanto
WORLD FESTIVAL OF ESPERANTO
20 June – 20 September 2020
Mr Hochschild leads the United Nations efforts around the 75th anniversary of the UN in 2020. He would have been a guest at the opening ceremony of the 105th Universal Congress of Esperanto, scheduled to take place in Montreal But cancelled because of the COVID-19. However, he agreed to send his greetings to the World Esperanto Festival which took the theme of the cancelled UK, namely “A 75-year-old UN: dialogue and understanding in a changing world”. According to the Under-Secretary-General, “Esperanto has always been more than just a language. It is an expression of global solidarity and a call to action for global understanding and citizenship. Now, more than ever, the UN needs the support of the global Esperanto-speaking community.” The greeting begins in Esperanto and continues in English. UEA provides subtitles in other languages.
UEA's messages to the UN and Unesco for the most recent Observance Days
Latest updates and Newsletters about Esperanto, the UN and UNESCO
The UNESCO Courier in Esperanto
The Universal Esperanto Association supports the ‘UNESCO Courier’, the official UNESCO magazine published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, in Esperanto. It appears four times a year in several languages and promotes the ideals of UNESCO. Latest issue (PDF download).
Who we are ~ what we do ~ what's happening now?
The current pandemic
About us and our aims
Who we are
We are an international group of Esperantists working to build stronger connections between the UN and the Esperanto movement. Help and support us!More about us!
Representing the interests of the Esperanto movement at the United Nations and its specialized bodies ~ introducing Esperanto into the UN’s activities ~ building support for the UN and UNESCO in the Esperanto movement ~ educating Esperantists about the structure and work of the UN.Support us!
A useful guide in Esperanto to the UN’s 17 goals for sustainable development (2015-2030) with a foreword by Humphrey Tonkin and an introduction by Rakoen Maertens ~ Published in collaboration with Universala Esperanto-Asocio
Find out about the United Nations: an international organisation
The Charter of the United Nations established the UN and its mode of operation and was formulated and signed by representatives of 50 founding states in 1945. It has been translated into Esperanto.The UN Charter in Esperanto
UN Documents in Esperanto
Several key documents from the UN and Unesco have been translated into Esperanto, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the 1954 Unesco resolution about Esperanto, and the UN Foundation Charter.UN Documents in Esperanto
Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals aim to achieve a better and more sustainable future for everyone. They address the global challenges we currently face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. An Esperanto guide to the 17 goals has been published by Mondial and UEADownnload the Esperanto booklet
Pressure points for Esperanto
ECOSOC Office for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs); Conference of NGOs; UN Department of Public Information; Department of Conference Operations; Bodies with linguistic and cultural dimensions; Human Rights Council.